Jacky Grimshaw Vice President Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Steve Farley Arizona State Senator
Jacky Grimshaw has developed the Center for Neighborhood Technologyâs capacity to engage in public policy advocacy and transportation planning, transportation research, environmental justice, public participation tool development, GIS mapping, community economic development and air quality. Jacky advocated for and provided expertise to increase transit in the Chicago region. She created and led CNT's transportation and air quality programs for over a decade. Jacky led CNT's Transit Future campaign in the fight for mass transit reform in the Chicago region in 2008. Since 2005, she has led CNT's policy efforts at all levels of government. Jacky is a returning speaker having participated in the 2009 Reshaping Rochester Series.
Steve Farley is founder of the transit advocacy group Tucsonans for Sensible Transportation. His work led to his inclusion in the Citizen Advisory Committee that created the multimodal Tucson Regional Transportation Authority sales tax and plan. He was instrumental in convincing an initially anti-transit committee to raise the portion allotted to public transit from $200 million to $532 million in the final plan. He served on the Executive Committee and was a chief spokesperson for a regional campaign to push for approval of the plan. Senator Farley's legislative priorities also include sustainable growth, quality of life and conservation.
The Reshaping Rochester Series
Our annual lecture series features a blue-ribbon roster of innovative thinkers, practitioners and leaders who come to Rochester to share their ideas and experience with us.
Reshaping Rochester focuses on the efforts, strategies and successes accomplished by cities that face similar challenges to ours: downtown revitalization, preserving the character of our neighborhoods and communities, creating mixed-use centers and walkable commercial districts, and enlisting community involvement.